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Roaming The English Countryside

Lacock, Cotswolds

Honestly, I barely scratched the surface on my trip to the English Countryside and have since added many more towns and villages to my bucket list. I managed to visit Bath, The Cotswolds, and Stonehenge this time around and came away truly touched by the deep history, tranquility, whimsy, and beauty of the countryside I was lucky to see. It was like being in the movies!

The village of Lacock in The Cotswolds couldn’t be any more quaint and picturesque. They filmed parts of Harry Potter here as well as other films and TV shows.

This house in Lacock was used at the exterior of Harry Potter’s house in the film. The owners must be very gracious people to put up with all the picture taking.
Stonehenge. A magical place indeed especially at sunset.
No filter. The sky was amazing on the evening I was there.
Thrifted jacket, Joe’s skinny jeans, and Vans.

I bought this jacket at a thrift store just before I left for my trip and sewed an old army patch of my Dad’s on the sleeve just to personalize it a bit. I love the way it turned out.

I came home with about 50 pictures just like this. You really cannot stop taking it in.
Bath, England
Sally Lunn House, Bath

This was my favorite attraction in Bath. Made famous for her buns, Sally Lunn operated this inn in 1680. It also happens to be the oldest house in Bath, built in 1482. I was entranced in here. That says a lot about my obsession with all things bread.

Sally Lunn baking her buns.
I bought one, and I agree it would be best toasted. I didn’t have access to a toaster and ate it anyway.
Also, a fudge factory nearby.
Vintage Tupac jacket.

I popped into a small vintage clothing shop and should have bought this Tupac jean jacket. I was saving my shopping budget for London so I passed but some lucky person scored.

Roman Baths, Bath
The Roman Baths

I’ll admit that I didn’t do much research in advance of arriving in Bath. That’s not like me. I didn’t know what to expect when I arrived at the Roman Baths. Construction began in 70AD and was used for centuries for public bathing.

Sadly, the water is polluted and thought to harbor infectious diseases. There are signs posted not to touch the water yet while I was there, I witnessed two people sticking their hand in the water. Oh, humans. That being said, we owe a debt of gratitude to those who have gone before us that have dedicated the resources necessary to preserve and protect historical sites. I’m reminded of this every time I travel.

Bath, England

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